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Wawa store, gas station to open in Coral Springs

It will be another notch on its sandwich belt: Wawa is coming to Coral Springs.

The convenience store chain popular for its built-to-order hoagies will be built at the site of a two-story, 1984-era office complex at 7305 W. Sample Road.

The building will be demolished and replaced with a 5,636-square-foot Wawa restaurant, convenience store and 16-pump gas station.

“It’s much more than just gas,” company attorney Scott Backman recently told city commissioners.

Because the site is immediately across the street from Coral Springs High School and there are “significant traffic and safety concerns for a convenience store at this location,” the city required police security as a condition; Wawa agreed.

Security will start a half-hour prior to afternoon dismissal and last for three hours.

Wawa will pay the $40.50 hourly fee.

Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce did not give a timeline for construction.

The popular convenience store chain made its South Florida debut in March in Palm Springs and Riviera Beach. That was followed by openings in West Palm Beach and Greenacres.

In Broward County, Wawa stores in Pompano Beach and Davie opened in July.

Stores in Parkland and Fort Lauderdale both opened last month. Bruce said two locations in Deerfield Beach are expected to open next month.

Hundreds more stores are planned during the next decade, including more than 40 new South Florida stores through 2021. A location in Margate is expected to open in January; one in Lauderhill is also expected in spring 2018.

lhuriash@sunsentinel.com, 954-572-2008 or Twitter @LisaHuriash

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